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Re: Big 5D Mark II Price Drops in Canada & USA
« Reply #45 on: September 28, 2011, 01:46:53 PM »
Had been debating over the summer whether to get a 5D II or wait for the 5D III. After this latest price drop I made the decision to go for it and went to Futureshop to buy one (I live in Ottawa). At the time I was buying, Futureshop price was still about $300 higher than Vistek and Henrys, so I had them do a price match. Since they also have the policy of reducing it by a further 10% of the difference I ended up getting it for $1970.

The salesman and manager were not very happy with me. Whether that was all an act or not I don't really know. They claimed that at the price they were selling it to me they were actually losing money on it and asked me to buy a service plan, which I turned down.

So did they lose some money from that? I notice that today their price is now matched with the other stores.

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Re: Big 5D Mark II Price Drops in Canada & USA
« Reply #45 on: September 28, 2011, 01:46:53 PM »

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Re: Big 5D Mark II Price Drops in Canada & USA
« Reply #46 on: September 28, 2011, 02:17:15 PM »
yea i did Henry's it was cheaper shipping than the other one, and i am not 100% positive but i believe that $2000 listed is not converted to USD

2K would be the Canadian price. Henry's are very reputable, as are Vistek and Merckle. Go with the cheapest to your door and buy with confidence. I don't know how they treat the taxes on shipments to USA- they may charge you and remit to Uncle Sam on your behalf.

I was tempted when the kit hit 3k CDN and now it is 2.8k. I must,,,,, resist,,,, and wait for the MkIII....

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Re: Big 5D Mark II Price Drops in Canada & USA
« Reply #47 on: September 28, 2011, 02:48:18 PM »
Did anyone buy the body from Henrys or any of Canadian sites? Can you give me an idea of how much I have to pay when the shipment goes through the custom? or there is no fee at all?.... Btw, Hernys is a reputable seller right?

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Re: Big 5D Mark II Price Drops in Canada & USA
« Reply #48 on: September 28, 2011, 03:49:59 PM »
Dont think there is a fee for custom, but the currency exchange fee i paid i guess going through paypal was like 50 bucks or so. In any case final amount charged to my account in USD from Henry's in Canada is $2013.78 for a new 5d2 body only shipped.

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Re: Big 5D Mark II Price Drops in Canada & USA
« Reply #49 on: September 28, 2011, 04:12:09 PM »
Did anyone buy the body from Henrys or any of Canadian sites? Can you give me an idea of how much I have to pay when the shipment goes through the custom? or there is no fee at all?.... Btw, Hernys is a reputable seller right?

Henry's is very reputable - they are the largest (I think) national seller we have here in Canada.

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Re: Big 5D Mark II Price Drops in Canada & USA
« Reply #50 on: September 28, 2011, 04:18:06 PM »
Dont think there is a fee for custom, but the currency exchange fee i paid i guess going through paypal was like 50 bucks or so. In any case final amount charged to my account in USD from Henry's in Canada is $2013.78 for a new 5d2 body only shipped.

It usually costs 2.5-3% to convert USD <-> CDN dollars - this is known as the 'spread'. 2013.78 for the bosy means they are not collecting US taxes and that would likely be levied by US customs when they deliver the camera to you.

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Re: Big 5D Mark II Price Drops in Canada & USA
« Reply #51 on: September 28, 2011, 04:52:38 PM »
Thx very much guys. I went ahead and ordered mine at Henry's. Btw, congrats on ur purchase "Canon 14-24". Can't wait to get mine   :)

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Re: Big 5D Mark II Price Drops in Canada & USA
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« Reply #52 on: September 28, 2011, 06:32:48 PM »
This is not entirely related.  But right now there is a legit seller on Amazon selling a Like New 5DII for $1100.

This is probably because of an automatic bidding program, and the legit seller software going against a really questionable one.

My suggestion pass on the $1050 one from the super questionable seller and get the $1100 one from the legit seller.

BUT HURRY THIS WON'T LAST. It's up now 6:32pm EST

http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B001G5ZTLS/ref=sr_1_1_olp?ie=UTF8&qid=1317248972&sr=8-1&condition=used

Edit: Pic include for proof in the future; when some complains its no longer there.


Edit 2:  Well it's gone now all of 6 minutes later. Congrats to whoever got it.

Edit 3: I wish thought of putting my Amazon Affiliate link in there; I would've gotten paid.  Because I'm pretty sure someone here got it, no way for me to tell (not seller or buyer)
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Re: Big 5D Mark II Price Drops in Canada & USA
« Reply #53 on: September 28, 2011, 09:19:26 PM »
 :'( :'( :'( i missed that great deal.

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Re: Big 5D Mark II Price Drops in Canada & USA
« Reply #54 on: September 29, 2011, 08:08:56 AM »
Seems like a scam perhaps.  Surprise surprise, there was a similar deal on Amazon this morning at $1200 this time, also from Vic Hubbard, and when I tried to buy... "Canon EOS 5D Mark II 21.1MP Full Frame CMOS Digital SLR Camera (Body Only) cannot be shipped to the selected address. "  Does not seem like it is for sale in the US, which is bizarre since he offers "International and Expedited Shipping", so even if he was in Canada, still seems strange

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Re: Big 5D Mark II Price Drops in Canada & USA
« Reply #55 on: September 29, 2011, 12:38:44 PM »
Seems like a scam perhaps.  Surprise surprise, there was a similar deal on Amazon this morning at $1200 this time, also from Vic Hubbard, and when I tried to buy... "Canon EOS 5D Mark II 21.1MP Full Frame CMOS Digital SLR Camera (Body Only) cannot be shipped to the selected address. "  Does not seem like it is for sale in the US, which is bizarre since he offers "International and Expedited Shipping", so even if he was in Canada, still seems strange

That sucks.  I thought the first one on the list was a scam. New seller and a $2500 item; I'll pass.  But I thought the Vic Hubbard was legit since the 450+ feedback and 98% rating.  But anything could be a scam; unless you are buying from authorized Vendor who knows.

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Re: Big 5D Mark II Price Drops in Canada & USA
« Reply #56 on: September 29, 2011, 02:57:31 PM »
Thx very much guys. I went ahead and ordered mine at Henry's. Btw, congrats on ur purchase "Canon 14-24". Can't wait to get mine   :)

You too. I am very impressed with Henry's as I am on the west coast and for an international shipment to the US it took only 3 days! For clarification purposes I opened the box and the warranty says Canada and U.S.A. so it does share the same 1 year warranty as from one bought in the US...and could be sent for possible repair to a USA Canon repair center?
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Re: Big 5D Mark II Price Drops in Canada & USA
« Reply #57 on: September 29, 2011, 05:23:56 PM »
I also just ordered a 5D mark II from henry's, they are top notch. Vistek is out of stock until the end of october from what they told me.

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Re: Big 5D Mark II Price Drops in Canada & USA
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Re: Big 5D Mark II Price Drops in Canada & USA
« Reply #58 on: October 04, 2011, 10:54:34 PM »
I think so because the rep. from Henrys told me that the warranty for north america is essentially the same, no matter it is sold in canada or us.

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Re: Big 5D Mark II Price Drops in Canada & USA
« Reply #59 on: October 07, 2011, 08:39:50 PM »
I was totally expecting $2,000 for a brand new 5D mark II.  but $100.00 off is just a joke when people up north is getting new ones for $2,000.

I guess wait for the 5D mark III if you don't need a new camera right away?


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Re: Big 5D Mark II Price Drops in Canada & USA
« Reply #59 on: October 07, 2011, 08:39:50 PM »